Russian data localization law spurs data center strategy changes
July 21, 2015
The Russian law that will require all personal data of Russian users to be stored in data centers within the country’s borders goes into effect in less than two months — on September 1 — and several major internet properties are working toward compliance.
The On Personal Data (OPD) Law was expanded in July 2014 to include a data localization requirement. It means that many websites serving Russian users will have to change the way they host personal information. Namely, databases will have to be physically located on Russian territory, and personal data will have to remain in-country.
We expect a positive impact on the development of the local data center infrastructure industry.